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BIL UnConference Vancouver: Video!

March 20, 2014

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Featuring Amanda Palmer and BIL UnConference founder Michael Cummings, onstage at the Vogue last night! Hopefully the video will work. I hate Facebook video, but what can you do? What can you do? Register, volunteer, and participate in BIL this weekend. As an Unconference, it is what we make it. I for one plan to […]

BIL Conference Vancouver this weekend!

March 19, 2014

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You’ve heard about TED. Have you heard about BIL? BIL is the quirky, populist, unconference known as the ad hoc analogue to TED. Open to the public and fully participant driven, our yearly gathering features a wild mix of technologists, scientists, artists, hackers, and those with a passion for community awareness, social entrepreneurship, and innovation. […]

The Internet: Circa 1880

March 19, 2014

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There are SOME drawbacks to living 90% off the grid. The inability of a digital reporter to earn a living, for instance. I could solve this with a $10 unlimited data phone card from 7-11, a $200 thermal converter and an efficient rocket stove that would take two weeks to make, but in order to […]

Talking Bitcoin on Ricky Shetty’s DaddyBlogger TV!

March 14, 2014

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Ricky Shetty is a tireless connector, networker, and internet powerhouse who has, like many people who have these skill sets, decided to integrate his work and his non-work life more directly, and the result: Daddyblogger.com. He asked me a few days ago if I’d do a Google Hangout, so I said yes and the power […]

Jobs: Bradley Manning Support Network Washington DC Organizer

June 10, 2012

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Yes, this is a paid position. No, it is not gloriously overpaid. But think what it will be worth in the points-that-annoy-your-horrible-trolling-relatives economy. Details: Washington DC / Baltimore area organizer needed in support of Army PFC Bradley Manning, accused WikiLeaks whistle-blower Courage to Resist, in collaboration with the Bradley Manning Support Network, is seeking applicants […]

Social Media Lessons from the Homeless: Ideawave 2011

March 28, 2012

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I love the Ideawave conferences. No matter what the topic, the timeline is ten minutes, so it’s ideal for Short Attention Span Theatre chicks like mineself, whether we’re presenting or just watching. In the last two instances, I have been presenting, so here is me from 2011 presenting on Social Media Lessons from the Homeless. […]

Ain’t Broke; Don’t Fix It: WordPress.com Stats

January 31, 2012

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Imagine that you had a house (this may not be imaginary, if you live outside of Vancouver). You’re renting, and Matt the landlord is generally pretty awesome. Sometimes he comes in and says he’s going to work on some stuff, but he is always clean and fast and tidies up after himself and these things […]